Every day until June 30, we’ll write about a pending unrestricted free agent. Today’s UFA of the Day is…
He’s only 28 and he scored 22 goals with 42 assists last season. That’s going to mean a big payday, but it won’t be with the Islanders.
Okposo is from St. Paul and he played college hockey for the Gophers, so obviously Minnesota has been named as a possible destination.
Contributing to that speculation, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has said that adding more goal-scoring is a priority this offseason.
“There’s so much talent in this league. There’s not a lot separating most of us, and I think if we could find a way to score goals a little more easily that would certainly help our cause,” Fletcher said, per the Star Tribune.
To clear cap space, the Wild could buy out Thomas Vanek’s contract.
The Canucks could also be suitors. They’re going to do their best to add a top-six winger, be it Milan Lucic, Eriksson, or whoever can help them put the puck in the net.
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